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The court poetry of Chaucer : a facing-page translation in modern English

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer; James Dempsey
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers translations of many of the lesser known court poems of Geoffrey Chaucer in their original Middle English and in Modern English.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Chaucer; James Dempsey
ISBN: 9780773454347 0773454349
OCLC Number: 123350142
Description: ii, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface by Patrick J.M. Quinn; Introduction; An ABC to the Virgin Mary; The Complaint to Pity; A Complaint to His Lady; The Complaint of Mars; To Rosemound; Womanly Noblesse; To His Scribe, Adam; Lack of Steadfastness; The Former Age; Fortune; Truth; Gentilesse; The Complaint of Venus; Envoy to Scogan; Envoy to Bukton; Complaint to His Purse; Against Inconstant Women; Complaynt D'Amours; Merciless Beauty; A Ballade of Complaint; Proverbs; Anelida and Arcite; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: compiled and translated by James Dempsey ; with a preface by Patrick J.M. Quinn.
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"Professor Dempsey's translation of Chaucer's court poetry is to be lauded for a number of reasons, not the least being his adroitness and sympathy toward the spirit of the poems themselves as well Read more...

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The Court Poetry of Chaucer by James Dempsey

by jdempsey (WorldCat user published 2007-09-22) Excellent Permalink
Chaucer scholars as well as poets and poetry fans will find extreme delight in reading James Dempsey’s modernizations of Chaucer’s short and often neglected poems. They show Dempsey’s deep admiration for Chaucer’s work—for its embrace of life’s contradictions, its variety and wit, and especially its...
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